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Traffic Solutions

  1. 1. ODD ONE OUT?
  2. 3. Problems with the growth of cities <ul><li>Increased population in many UK cities has lead to many problems, one of which is congestion. </li></ul><ul><li>New methods and ideas of travelling into and out of cities have been implemented during the last 40 years to try to ease the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>P178-179 Key Geography </li></ul>
  3. 4. CYCLE LANES And BUS LANES Why?
  4. 5. PARK AND RIDE e.g. Newmarket Rd. Why?
  5. 6. TRAFFIC CALMING IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS e.g. forced Give Way Speed reducing bollards etc. Why needed?
  6. 7. Supertram
  7. 8. ONE WAY STREETS e.g. Downing Street Why?
  8. 9. RISING BOLLARDS Why? e.g. outside Kings College Chapel
  9. 10. PEDESTRIANISED AREAS e.g. Sidney Street Trinity Street etc. Why needed?
  10. 11. CAUSES OF TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN CAMBRIDGE <ul><li>CBD – oldest part of city – road network originally built for horse-drawn traffic – not able to cope with high traffic flows (many narrow roads) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased card ownership over the last 50 years with increasing wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Last 40 years – decrease in rail services & more people on the road </li></ul><ul><li>Commuter traffic increasingly a problem (people travelling into the city to work) </li></ul><ul><li>More people travelling in for shopping / entertainment </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Heavy Traffic Congestion – particularly in rush hours – make deliveries / people late </li></ul><ul><li>Movement of traffic slow in narrow streets </li></ul><ul><li>High volume of through traffic </li></ul><ul><li>High pollution levels from exhaust (particularly in hot summer conditions) </li></ul><ul><li>Lost work hours (workers increasingly late due to congestion) – costs employers </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Problems for emergency services trying to get through congested streets </li></ul>What are the Traffic Problems in Cambridge?
  12. 13. MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS e.g. Lion Yard (Cambridge) Grafton Centre Parking etc. Gonville Place etc. Why needed? What are the solutions to traffic problems in Cambridge?
  13. 14. Cambridge Decision Making Exercise! <ul><li>You need to make a decision on what is happening to the traffic problems around cambridge </li></ul>
  14. 15. You say we pay <ul><li>Bike </li></ul><ul><li>Bus </li></ul><ul><li>Train </li></ul><ul><li>Park and ride </li></ul><ul><li>Super trams </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Car </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Cycle Lanes </li></ul><ul><li>One way street </li></ul><ul><li>Congestion </li></ul>

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